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E070 the Novel

E070 the Novel

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(Dates in parentheses, unless otherwise stated, indicate year of publication.)

•François Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel(1532–1534).

•Philip Sidney The Arcadia(1581).

•Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote(1605–1615).

•John Bunyan The Pilgrim’s Progress(1678–1684).

•Aphra Behn Oroonoko, or the History of the Royal Slave(1688).

•Eliza Haywood Love in Excess(1719).

•Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe(1719) or Moll Flanders(1722).

•Henry Fielding Joseph Andrews(1742) or Tom Jones(1749).

•Samuel Richardson Pamela(1740) or Clarissa(1747–1748).

•Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy(1759–1767).

•Frances Burney Evelina(1778).

•Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sorrows of Young Werther(1774) or Elective


•Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Les Liaisons Dangereuses(1782).

•Ann Radcliffe The Romance of the Forest (1791) or The Mysteries of Udolpho


•Maria Edgeworth Belinda(1801).

•*Jane Austen Mansfield Park(1814) and Persuasion(1818).

•Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights(1847).

•Herman Melville Moby-Dick, or, The Whale(1851).

•Charles Dickens Hard Times(1854).

•Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary(1857) or The Sentimental Education(1869).

•Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment(1866).

•George Eliot Middlemarch(1871–1872).

•Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy Anna Karenina(1873–1877).

•Emile Zola Germinal(1885).

•*Honoré de Balzac Eugénie Grandet(1833-34) and Pere Goriot (1835).

•Henry James The Spoils of Poynton(1897).

•Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness(1902) or Nostromo(1904).

•*Marcel Proust Remembrance of Things Past(1913–1927).

•*Dorothy Richardson, Pilgrimage(1915-38).

•Rabindranath Tagore Home in the World(1916).

•Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence(1920).

•James Joyce Ulysses(1922).

•Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway(1925).

•Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and the Margarita(1928–1940, published


•Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God(1937).

•Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart(1958).

•Vladimir Nabokov Lolita(1958) or Pale Fire(1962).

•Alain Robbe-Grillet In the Labyrinth(1959).

•Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook(1962).

•John Fowles The Collector(1963).

•Iris Murdoch The Unicorn(1963).

•Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49(1966).

•Gabriel García Màrquez One Hundred Years of Solitude(1967).

•Rita Mae Brown The Rubyfruit Jungle(1969).

•Italo Calvino If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller(1979).

•Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children(1981).



•J.M. Coetzee The Life and Times of Michael K(1983).

•Angela Carter Nights at the Circus(1984).

•Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale(1985).

•Don Delillo, White Noise(1985).

•Paul Auster, City of Glass(1987).

•Toni Morrison, Beloved(1987).

•Robert Coover Pinocchio in Venice(1991).

*The two Austen, and the two Balzac, novels are listed as essential reading in Chapter
1 and 2.

*Proust’s and Dorothy Richardson’s novels unfold over several volumes. Although
you may want to read them in their entirety, you will gain a worthwhile sense of what
these writers are doing by reading the first volumes in the sequences (Proust’s
Swann’s Way and Richardson’s Pointed Roofs).

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